I think this is a great idea! After figuring out what to make, who will do what, the biggest question would be what to do with it after.  I think an auction for a charity would be the best solution.  Corporate sponsorship could be an option aswell... (actually, I think sposorship would be more feasable if we could do this once sucessfully!)

Since my hardware skills are limited, I volunteer to help facilitate, paint, and case fab!
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